Toronto – The Ontario Chapter of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) held a successful annual general meeting Jan. 18-19, 2013, at the Metropolitan Hotel in downtown Toronto. Long-running president Anthony Lekkas of Stanford Electric Rebuilders, Toronto, was thanked for a job well done over the past six years.
Congratulations were also proffered to Sid Seymour of Seymour-Smith Electric Motor and Pump Service Inc., Burlington, ON, and to Jason McGruthers of Gateway Electric Motors Inc., North Bay, ON, who were installed as the chapter’s new president and vice-president, respectively.
Scott Cotterill of Electric Motor Service Hamilton Ltd., Hamilton, ON, was elected as the chapter’s new secretary. Gerald O’Reilly remains as treasurer, and Stephen Coleman remains as the affiliate co-ordinator.
During the business meeting, Bill Gray, the chairman of EASA International, spoke to the group, and Terry Brennan from NRCAN answered questions regarding NEMA premium electric motor legislation. As well, Judy Suke delivered a presentation called ‘Let Laughter Lighten the Load’, which was about relieving stress and bringing happiness to oneself and others.
The meeting began with a technical course, Fundamentals of DC Motors, presented by Tom Bishop, EASA International’s senior technical support specialist. He also held a second course on AC Motor Redesign for the group on the second day of the event.
The group’s annual tradeshow kicked off Friday evening and was fully booked with 27 exhibitors filling 37 tables.
EASA Ontario’s next event is its Spring Meeting, taking place May 3-4 in Waterloo, ON. For details, visit www.easaontario.ca/events.html